Heredity

Once I was young and thin,
Able to eat my weight.
Grandmother warned too late:
“Honey, just look at me—
That will not always be.”

That will not always be….
Her message haunted me.
Heaviness was my fate;
Now her I emulate
From toe to double chin!

Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Scansion:
Pirouette — a 10-line poem (decastich) with a turning point halfway through
Syllabic structure: 6 syllables in every line
Lines 5 and 6 are the same; line 6 is the pivotal point of the poem.
Rhyme is optional.
Rhyme scheme for this one: abbcc ccbba

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